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Samastipur is located in Bihar
Location in Bihar
Coordinates: 25°51′47″N 85°46′52″E / 25.862931°N 85.781064°E / 25.862931; 85.781064
Country India
State Bihar
District Samastipur
Parliamentary constituency Samastipur
Assembly constituency Samastipur
Population (2011)
 • Total 4,254,782 (2,011)
Time zone IST (UTC+5.30)
PIN 848101
Area code(s) STD Code 06274

Samastipur is a town and a municipality (nagar parishad) in Bihar, India. It is the headquarters of Samastipur district. The Burhi Gandak River flows through the town.


As of 2011 census, Samastipur had a population of 42,61,566.[1]


Samastipur has several schools and colleges. Most of the colleges are affiliated to the Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga. IGNOU has several study centres in Samastipur.[2] The Rajendra Agricultural University is located near the town, in Pusa.

Major colleges in the city include:

  • Samastipur College : offers 35 programmes of which 16 are in undergraduate (UG), 11 in postgraduate (PG), 1 vocational course in Biotechnology at Undergraduate level and 7 career-oriented course under dual degree system.
  • Ram Nirikshan Atma Ram College : offers two Undergraduate programs in Arts and Science
  • Bali Ram Bhagat College: offers undergraduate Commerce, Science & Arts programs
  • Samastipur Law College : offers undergraduate law program.
  • women's college samastipur : offers two undergraduate in arts and science

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Coordinates: 25°51′47″N 85°46′48″E / 25.86319°N 85.78001°E / 25.86319; 85.78001